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Impact of Market Information on Cashew Producers in Guinea-Bissau

Does lack of information reduce the ability of producers to find the right time to sell their products? To answer this question, we ran a two-level cluster randomized control trial among 1988 cashew producers in 290 villages in Guinea-Bissau. Treate…

Renforcement des Capacités et Ciblage des Femmes pour Accroître le Rendement de la Production de Soja au Bénin / Capacity Building and Targeting Women to Increase Soybean Production Yields in Benin

Increasing the performance of women soybean farmers requires improving their access to quality production knowledge and resources including Directly targeting women as beneficiaries of capacity-building schemes in soybean farming households; Impleme…

Impact des Politiques Publiques Pro-genres dans les Secteurs Agricoles sur L’emploi des Femmes dans un Contexte de Dépendance Économique aux Ressources Naturelles : Cas de la RDC / Impact of Pro-gender Public Policies in the Agricultural Sectors on Women'

The DRC is characterized by a heavy dependence on the mining sector as well as by glaring gender inequalities in the labor market. Aware of these structural weaknesses, the Congolese government wishes to diversify its economy while reducing gender i…

The Effect of Weather Shocks on Women's Labor Supply and the Income of Women-headed Household in Lesotho

This study examines the effect of weather shocks on labor-supply decisions and income for rural farming households in Lesotho. We examine how these shocks affect women and households headed by women relative to their male counterparts. We use the Le…

CGE Analysis of Rural Economic Development through Agriculture Policy in South Africa: A Focus on Poverty, Inequality, and Gender

The South African economy is dualistic in nature, a remnant of historic laws that segregated the country along racial lines, perpetuating poverty, unemployment, and inequality. Levels of all three remain persistently high and are severe among vulner…

Contract Farming Can Bridge Knowledge and Productivity Gender Gaps: Evidence from an Experimental Study in Benin

Contract farming can improve productivity and the adoption of technology by providing better access to inputs, information, markets, and financial services. Limited evidence exists, however, regarding the role of contract farming in bridging gender …

Exploring Spatial Gender Disparities in Smallholder Agricultural Productivity in Cameroon

Gender differentials in agricultural productivity are likely to vary considerably between different agroecological zones. A thorough understanding of the location and causes of gender disparities are needed in order to formulate effective policies f…

Target Women Farmers' Structural Disadvantage to Improve Rural Productivity and Food Security in Cameroon

Despite Cameroon’s agricultural sector being dominated by women smallholders—who are responsible for 80% of food production and 60% of cash crop production—women’s access to productive resources is limited and thus they are less productive than men …

Market Information Voice Messages Increase Revenues for Guinea-Bissau's Cashew Producers

Cashew nut production and commercialization is the main income source for a large portion of Guinea-Bissau’s population and represents more than 90% of the country's annual exports. However, for many producers, access to reliable price information i…

Agricultural Investments, Labor Productivity, and Rural Poverty Reduction: Gender Disparities in Togo

Despite the crucial role of agriculture in economic development, the impact of investments in this sector remains little known, and information that could inform policy and encourage further investments for rural poverty reduction is scarce. We asse…

Innovating Agricultural Extension Services to Increase Maize Production and Reduce Food Insecurity in Benin

Despite agriculture being the most important sector, food insecurity is a problem facing many in Benin. Increasing food prices since the 2008 financial crisis and extreme climate events – including droughts and floods – since 2010 have led to food s…

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